Serial Killers and the Media

Author: Ian Cummins,Marian Foley,Martin King

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030048764

Category: Law

Page: 211

View: 6548

This book examines the media and cultural responses to the awful crimes of Brady and Hindley, whose murders provided a template for future media reporting on serial killers. It explores a wide variety of topics relating to the Moors Murders case including: the historical and geographical context of the murders, the reporting of the case and the unique features which have become standard for other murder cases e.g. nicknames for the serial killers, and it discusses the nature of evil and psychopaths and how they are represented in film, drama, novels and art. It also questions the ethics of the “serial killing industry” and how the modern cultural fixation on celebrity has extended to serial killers, and it explores the impact on the journalists and police officers from being involved in such cases including some interviews with them. The treatment of Brady and Hindley by the media also raises profound questions about the nature of punishment including the links between mental illness and crime and whether there is ever the prospect of redemption. This book draws on cultural studies, criminology, sociology and socio-legal studies to offers a multi-dimensional analysis of the impact of this case and then uses this as a basis for the analysis of more recent cases such as the crimes of Peter Sutcliffe and Harold Shipman.

Sexual Violence Against Children in Britain Since 1965

Author: Nick Basannavar

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030831485

Category: Child sexual abuse

Page: 329

View: 8453

This book investigates the changes and continuities in the ways in which sexual violence has been interpreted and represented in Britain since 1965. It explores the representational trail of the Moors murders and subsequent trial of 1966, the emergence of age of consent abolitionism in the 1970s, Clevelands child sexual abuse crisis of 1987-8, and 2010 and 20s contemplations on the Jimmy Savile scandal. Harnessing research into popular media forms and a huge range of personal, political and professional records, Nick Basannavar carefully parses and illustrates the ways in which journalists, medical workers, politicians, lobbyists and other groups assembled and animated their narratives, revealing complex rhetorical and emotional processes. This book challenges problematic conceptual dichotomies such as silence/noise or ignorance/knowledge. It shows instead that although categories such as child sexual abuse and paedophilia may be relatively recent linguistic value-constructs, sexual violence against children has existed and been represented across historical moments, in changeable and challenging ways. Nick Basannavar is an historian specialising in the cultural, social and sexual history of postwar Britain. He completed his doctoral research at Birkbeck, University of London, UK, where he has also taught modern British history.


Author: Tommy Rattigan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781907324604

Category: Hulme (England)

Page: 382

View: 8891

A raw and often funny snapshot of 7-year-old Tommy's brutal young life amid the derelict terraced houses of Manchester's Hulme. This is one boy's year of adventure, abuse, crippling poverty and encounters with the welfare officers, the nuns, the police - and The Moors Murderers.

Institutionalized in a Children's Home

Author: Allan Cooke

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1477238263

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 270

View: 7846

A Lost Childhood This is the story of injustice and cruelty experienced by one boy during his years spent in the care of a West Riding County Councils Children's Home, from being an infant of two until the age of seventeen. Memories which have stayed with him to this day are recorded in this book. "They stole my childhood, something I will never forgive them for."

Appetites and Identities

Author: Sara Delamont

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134924747

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 6252

Appetites and Identities is a clear, inviting and fascinating introduction to the social anthropology of western Europe. It covers food, migration, politics, urban and country life, magic, religion, sex and language in an accessible and straightforward fashion, introducing the student to aspects of the anthropology of contemporary European culture from mussel farmers in the Netherlands to Basque chambermaids in Lourdes, and from unhappy bachelors in western Ireland to unwitchers in Portugal. Avoiding the technical language of many anthropological textbooks, Appetites and Identities sets out the anthropological literature on the rich diversity of dialects, cultures and everyday lives of western European people, offering fascinating insights on how each region and community differs from its counterparts despite the notion of an integrated Europe. The book will stimulate curiosity about social anthropological investigation, and about life in Europe today.


Author: Keld Hansen

Publisher: Museum Tusculanum Press

ISBN: 9788763510844

Category: Social Science

Page: 239

View: 2374

This book describes life in a small hunting community in Northwest Greenland. It is based on fieldwork carried out by the author from 1966 to 1968 and documents in detail the traditional material culture, ways of hunting and fishing, daily life, and festive occasions of an Inuit society not yet influenced by European culture. The historical background of the settlement from the establishment in 1923 is outlined. Daily life in the settlement itself and out on the hunting grounds is followed through a whole year and all processes are documented in the many original photographs. The book demonstrates a surprising stability in the life of the hunting families, not due to conservatism but because experience has shown them that this way of living is the most suited to the given conditions. At the time of the field study, new tools and a number of other items had been introduced. In a large number of cases, they are used in conjunction with more traditional tools.

Boy Number 26

Author: Tommy Rhattigan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781912624171

Category: Abused children

Page: 336

View: 6975

Placing a child in care doesn't mean caring for a child. When little Tommy Rhattigan was taken into care in 1963 aged just 7, he entered a closed off world of institutional sexual abuse. Moved between a care home in Manchester to a reform school in Liverpool, the state was supposed to pick up the duty of care that his parents had failed to give him. But instead, separated from his siblings, young Tommy was thrown to the wolves. Tommy Rhattigan takes us, in his own inimitable way, back to his own childhood of pranks, cruelty and laughter grown from a need to survive his daily torment and to stick two fingers up to the system that was failing him so spectacularly.

Tell Me Why

Author: Roger Smith

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1789014034

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 744

View: 7631

We only have one go at life. There is no second chance - this is all we get. Tell Me Why is an exciting journey from the Second World War to the 21st century. It links a personal and private story to everyone’s public history, it is about living through a post war childhood, adolescent angst, commitment, families, children, love and loss. Read the poignant war time story of Syd Rogers - and how did Valentin Alexandrovich Arkhipov save the world and help us all stay alive? Move from the grey post war world through the flowers and beads of the 1960s and into post millennium Britain and begin to understand how politics, popular culture, education and revolution tried to change the world. Laugh, cry and immerse yourself in all kinds of hilarious and heart stopping moments. In Tell Me Why Roger Smith has written an interactive, roller coaster of a story. He knows that once we die we become fiction, because once we stop speaking for ourselves, someone else will tell our story.